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Community Gardens

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PHS works to increase access to fresh, healthy food throughout the region, and our Community Garden programs offer resources to Philadelphia-area community gardens. Services include educational workshops, gardening supplies and materials, seedlings, access to the PHS tool library, technical assistance, volunteer assistance, and infrastructure improvements for your community garden.

Additionally, we work with gardens at every stage—whether it’s just getting started or long-established—to offer support services tailored to your garden and create specialized approaches to set and achieve attainable garden goals. 

 

In partnership with the urban agriculture community, our Community Gardens team has compiled a list of resources and recommendations to keep gardening safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Here’s how it works:

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Step 1
Fill out an interest form

Your garden leader expresses an interest in joining the PHS Community Gardens Program by completing a brief interest form below.

Interest Form
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Step 2
Attend an information session

Visit our event calendar to find upcoming information sessions.

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Step 3
Complete an in-depth application

Complete an in-depth application where you share more about your garden’s culture, current growing operations, goals, and areas where you need assistance.

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Step 4
Schedule a site visit

PHS staff will visit your garden leaders and the garden will be placed in one of three categories: Emerging, Established, or Mature.

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Step 5
Get Gardening!

As your community continues to garden, PHS will support your work.

Support services include:

Services Emerging Gardens Established Gardens Mature Gardens

PHS Garden Tenders and Growing Organic Workshop Series

Supplies and Materials

Access to Tool Library

Technical Assistance

Volunteer Assistance

PHS Leadership Workshop Series

Capital Improvements

Soil Testing

Established and Mature Gardens are eligible to:

  • Apply to PHS City Harvest program to get free seedlings in exchange for donating a portion of garden produce to local food pantries or neighbors
  • Join the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, Philadelphia’s neighborhood garden protector
Questions? Contact the PHS Community Gardens team.